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|Title:||A land cover map of South America.|
|Authors:||EVA, H. D.|
BELWARD, A. D.
MIRANDA, E. E. de
DI BELLA, C. M.
|Affiliation:||HUGH D. EVA, JRC; ALAN S. BELWARD, JRC; EVARISTO EDUARDO DE MIRANDA, CNPM; CARLOS M. DI BELLA, INSTUTUTO DE CLIMA Y ÁGUA-BUENOS AIRES; VALÉRY GONDS, CIRAD; OTTO HUBER, COROLAB HUMBOLDT; SIMON JONES, SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND GEOSPATIAL SCIENCES; MATTEO SGRENZAROLI, JRC; STEFFEN FRITZ, JRC.|
|Citation:||Global Change Biology, Oxford-Inglaterra, v. 10, p. 1-14, 2004.|
|Description:||A digital land cover map of South America has been produced using remotely sensed satellite data acquired between 1995 and the year 2000. The mapping scale is defined by the 1 km spatial resolution of the map grid-cell. In order to realize the product, different sources of satellite data were used, each source providing either a particular parameter of land cover characteristic required by the legend, or mapping a particular land cover class. The map legend is designed both to fit requirements for regional climate modelling and for studies on land cover change. The legend is also compatible with a wider, global, land cover mapping exercise, which seeks to characterize the world?s land surface for the year 2000. As a first step, the humid forest domain has been validated using a sample of high-resolution satellite images. The map demonstrates both the major incursions of agriculture into the remaining forest domains and the extensive areas of agriculture, which now dominate South America?s grasslands.|
|Type of Material:||Anais e Proceedings de eventos|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigo em periódico indexado (CNPM)|